Kindergarten Newsletter

February 16, 2018

Religion

Jesus blesses us in many ways.  So often, however, it’s easy to take His blessing for granted.  Ten men plagued with Leprosy cried out to Jesus, “Have mercy on us!”  The prognosis was bleak.  Faced with the certainty of pain and suffering and no chance of a cure, these men turned to the only remaining hope.  Could this Jesus, whose spreading reputation as a healer, offer any help?  The prescription was simple, “Go to the Temple and show yourself to the priest.”  To their surprise as they journeyed along, a miraculous transformation took place.  Undoubtedly an occasion to celebrate and rejoice, but only one stopped and returned to Jesus to say “Thank you!”   Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good.  Psalm 107:1

 

Days Off

Please note, we do not have school tomorrow Friday, February 16th, for professional development and Monday, February 19th, for President’s Day.  Enjoy your long weekend. 

 

 

Important Upcoming Dates

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The deadline for our box top submission is quickly approaching.  If you have any General Mills Box Tops for Education laying around the house, please send them in by Friday, February 23rd. 

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The Great American Read to Succeed reading logs are due Friday, February 23rd.  If your child is participating in this program, please send their reading logs in.  They will not accept any late forms.

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Yearbook order forms are included in packs this week. Please return by March 2nd. 

 

What Have We Learned

Language Lesson Focus – Oceans and Waterways

Essential Question – In what ways is the Atlantic Ocean important?

Phonics – Letter Rr and the alphabet pal Reggie Rooster. 

Words to Know – This week we added the words will, be, into, that, your, who to the previous list of; I, like, and, the, see, we, a, to, come, me, with, my, you, what, are, now, is, how, of, so, many where, find, this, from, came, but, on.    

Comprehension Skills – We discovered that an author may have a specific purpose for writing a book.  What was the purpose of Atlantic and what new information did we learn? 

P.E. – Ask us about Jump Rope for Heart – We LOVED having the opportunity to get in the gym and work through all the stations set up for the older kids.  The favorite area, trampolines.  We sure got our hearts working. 

Afternoon Art – Using heart shapes, we created an animal of our own choosing.  Crayons and pencils added details and settings for our animals and of course, no project is complete without googly eyes.  So creative and all so individual. 

Science – We have an ongoing experiment that has yet to reveal conclusive evidence on how to best keep fresh flowers bright and perky.  Five containers were filled with a different liquid to house identical fresh flowers.  The control was water, then we compared soda (for its high sugar content), vinegar (because pickles seem to last forever), plant food (which comes with the flowers), and coffee (which keeps Mrs. Witek going).  Hopefully we will have some results after the weekend not during.

STEM – Create a candy box out of paper, fill, and count the number of candies it will hold.  STEM is an ongoing process that produces many questions and explores many possibilities.  How did the container work, did modifications need to be made. What was the biggest challenge and what worked the best. 

 

2017-2018 School Theme: A Mighty Fortress is Our God
“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble." Psalm 46:1